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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

The Mind Behind the Myth: Navigating visitor reactions at Kew Palace

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During the pandemic, museums supported the mental health of their communities in creative and generous ways. Some created outdoor art installations to boost the spirits of people in nursing …

Museum Staff as Disaster Service Workers

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Last month I put out a call on Museum Junction for examples of museums helping their communities plan for and respond to disasters. Among the many exceptional stories submitted by …

Exploring Museums and Trust 2021

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The 2019 edition of TrendsWatch took a deep dive into the topic of trust, summarizing the global “trust deficit” and its effect on society. The subject was of particular importance to …

Digital Migrants and Digital Nomads: Reshaping Museum Communities

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Hello, this is Elizabeth. I’m trying to recover from my pandemic writing rut by drafting a short post each week, commenting on the news. (Kind of like the old CFM series “Monday Musing,” …

A Self-care Practice: Spend Some Time in Utopia

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“Utopia is born of the hunger for something better, but it relies on hope as the engine for imagining such a future.” –Marge Piercy The news has been pretty bleak for the past 18 …

COVID Update—Fall 2021

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I had hoped that by this fall COVID-19 would be receding in our rear view mirror, and we could turn our attention to the post-pandemic future. Unfortunately, my June update, which flagged …

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